Hatfield Forest

Hatfield Forest

Things to see and do

A den built from fallen branches in the Forest

50 Things to do before you're 11¾ at Hatfield Forest 

With lots of open space and woodland to explore at our special place we're perfect for kick starting your 50 Things adventure. Here are our top ten activities to get you started.

A footpath heading off in to the Forest

Hatfield Forest Trails 

Explore the further reaches of Hatfield Forest by following one of our themed trails. Whilst the main focus is on natural history, there is also some regular history to discover. If you are lucky, you may spot fallow deer in the more remote areas.

An Every Step Counts ‘red’ route in winter

Every Step Counts - Summer update 

The summer months allow the many of the footpaths made muddy by the winter rains to dry out and recover. It also shows us where the damage is more long term.

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What's on

The Kings Driscolls band playing live at Woodfest in Hatfield Forest

WoodFest 

Join us for WoodFest in September and experience Hatfield Forest as it comes alive with music, crafts and much, much more...

Upcoming events

50 Things Thursday Walk

Thu 01 Sep 2016
10:30-15:00
How many 50 things can you tick off today?

WoodFest (not staying overnight)

Fri 09 Sep 2016
10:00-23:00
The Festival in the Heart of the Wood

Camping at WoodFest (tent pitches)

Fri 09 Sep 2016
16:00-17:00
Join us again camping all weekend at our annual festival.

Night Hike

Wed 26 Oct 2016
17:30-19:30
Join us for a nature walk at night.

Deer Rut Walk for Adults 2016

Thu 27 Oct 2016
06:30-08:30
Up at the crack of dawn for a fascinating journey into the secretive world of the fallow deer during their rutting season. Learn how to track and stalk in silence. Bring your camera!

Deer Rut Walk for Families 2016

Thu 27 Oct 2016
16:00-18:00
Catch a fascinating glimpse of the secret world of fallow deer.
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Eating and shopping

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History

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Wildlife

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Our work

 National Trust Warden rounding up sheep near Forest Lodge at Hatfield Forest, Essex.

Our work 

Find out more about the many different types of conservation work we undertake in the Forest.

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Learning

Learning at Hatfield Forest